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Carrefour said sales at its French hypermarkets returned to growth in the third quarter while China also improved, further reassuring investors.
Emerging markets still offer room for growth, Roche's CEO told CNBC after the pharma posted an 8 percent increase in third-quarter sales.
The U.K's jobless rate – which is closely watched by the Bank of England – held steady in the three months to August, but the number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell much more than expected.
New car registrations released on Wednesday - often used as a proxy for sales - showed that demand is hinting at a recovery in countries such as Spain and Greece.
General Electric expects to value its Swiss consumer finance unit GE Money Bank at a total market capitalisation of up to $1.67 billion.
French food group Danone on Wednesday cut its 2013 financial goals after sales in its high-margin baby food division fell a worse-than-expected 8.6 percent in the third quarter following an infant formula product recall in Asia.
Compact, or micro-apartments may be the latest answer to housing shortages, but some Parisian landlords have been accused of taking the trend to the extreme.
English soccer fans were booking their flights to Rio de Janeiro Tuesday evening after a shaky qualifying round finally ended with the national team qualifying for next year's Brazilian World Cup.
German opposition parties on Tuesday accused Angela Merkel of pandering to the car lobby, after her party received major donations from the family that controls BMW.
Professional investors in London do not really think the United States will default on its debt. The NYT reports.
The European Union has failed to heed the lessons from Iceland's banking crisis, Bjarni Benediktsson, the finance minister of Iceland, told CNBC.
Hector Sants has had to take a leave of absence from his new job as head of compliance for Barclays because he is suffering from stress and exhaustion.
The U.K. government urgently needs to review and re-evaluate the costs and benefits of the country's prison system, said economist and former prison inmate Vicky Pryce.
U.K. taxpayers have received a shock, with lawmakers revealing the extent of the costs to refurbish the condition of the Queen's residences.
Two of the euro zone's rescued countries are inching closer to the exit door after three years of scrutiny and austerity.
Alliance Boots has been accused of avoiding a tax bill of over £1 billion ($1.6 billion) since going private six years ago, becoming the latest multinational to come under fire for its tax affairs.
Christopher Bailey will take over from Angela Ahrendts at Burberry, following the latter's departure for Apple.
Italy's forthcoming 2014 budget could spark further political and economic turmoil for the country, analysts warned.
Shareholders in loss-making Italian airline Alitalia approved on Tuesday a capital increase for up to 300 million euros ($407.58 million).
Luxury down jacket maker Moncler said on Monday it had filed a request with the Italian stock market to list its shares in Milan.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
European equities closed higher on Friday, ending their best week in eight months, after stellar gains in the previous session as investors reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to "taper" its monetary stimulus program.
It's the end of the road for the Volkswagen Kobmi van as the last of the vehicles roll off the line on Friday.
Alan Knuckman, senior market analyst at Trading Advantage, says the Fed's taper decision has been timed perfectly as markets continue to rally.